Coming from Reedy are the new S-Plus competition spec class electric brushless motors. The heart of the S-Plus is a thin leg stator that allows shorter wire lengths, resulting in great reduction in resistance. The thin-leg stator also reduces the motor’s weight, as handling and chassis turning flexibility improves. Machined parts such as the can, timing cap, back plate, and sensor assembly have been placed on a diet. An entire section of the front plate has been removed to reduce weight with an added benefit of allowing the user to re-position it to lower CG depending on which type of car it is being installed in. A savings of nearly 30g has been achieved. Additionally, the motor’s length has been reduced by more than 2mm, which aids left/right balance and moves mass towards the centre of the chassis. An all-new high-strength, balanced rotor is more powerful that its predecessor. Because the rotor is interchangeable with those in 540-M3 spec motors, a wide range of tuning options are already available. Precision stainless steel ball bearings have been fitted to accommodate high RPM loads with exceptional efficiency and reliability. Three versions, 21.5, 17.5, and 13.5, are available with more versions to follow.
Trinity have introduced their limited edition Monster Max Killer Orange end plate kit as a direct replacement for the Monster Max or the Monster Horsepower motor. The set is limited to 100 pieces and includes a sensor side end plate, pinion side end plate with bearing as well as the sensor board cover plate. The parts are only available as set and not separately.
Coming from Reedy are two new Sonic-series 1/8th scale competition electric brushless motors in the form of the 866 and 877. The Sonic 866, available in two kV versions, is designed for 1/8th eBuggies while its slightly longer brother, the Sonic 877, is intended for 1/8th eTruggy duty. However, motors are interchangeable between chassis types to create a wide range of performance options suitable for a wide variety of track conditions. All versions feature a precision machined case with an integrated heat sink to lower operating temperatures. This results in less fade over the course of a race, longer run times, and increased motor life. Sensored operation results in a smooth and controllable power band, while a powerful 4-pole rotor is supported by precision ball bearings for maximum power output and reliability.
SMC have introduced the somewhat radical Low Rider 540-size modified brushless motor. Designed to offer maximum drivability with a linear power delivery and still tons of top end, the motor also features a minimised the outer diameter, shedding the useless can and shrinking the length as much as the rules allow to. The small package drops the weight more than 17 percent from SMC’s Totemic Modified platform. And by utilising the new diameter, the mounting holes are offset to lower the motor in the motor mount. This leads to a light motor slung way down in your chassis.
Coming from LRP and made for the new X22 series of 540-size competition modified motors are a total of five WorksTeam optional rotors. Available as 12.1mm, 12.3mm, 12.5mm, 12.7mm and 13.0mm variant, the rotors have great influence on the overall RPM and available torque, with the smaller diameters increasing the RPM at the expense of lower torque, less powerful brakes and higher motor temperatures while the larger diameter items reduce the overall RPM but increase torque and brake performance. This means smaller diameter rotors are better suited for 2WD cars or lower grip tracks while the large rotors will excel in 4WD vehicles or on high-grip surfaces. All rotors are direct replacements and they come with laser-etched markings for easy identification.
ORCA have introduced an aluminium screw set for the RT, RTS and Blitreme brushless motors that will improve the motor’s performance thanks to being non-magnetic. The set includes three long motor case and three short end cap screws and using the fasteners will increase the motor’s overall RPM while making for faster throttle response at the same time.
Available very soon from ORCA is their new Blitreme Pro brushless stock motor. Specially designed to achieve the highest possible power output for blinky stock racing classes, the motor is build using special processes and using hand-wound stators meaning only a limited amount of motors can be produced per week, making it a somewhat “limited edition” item. It is understood that the motor will become available in 13.5T, 17.5T, 21.5T and 25.5T specification and it will hit stores from end of November.
Arrowmax have introduced the Dash R-Tune 540-size sensored competition brushless motor. It features a high airflow design with large cooling openings in the machined aluminium case for improved cooling efficiency and less power fading even when using low turn windings in high ambient temperatures. The redesigned stator further adds to the overall performance, increasing torque and reducing heat build-up. The motor is available in 4.5T to 9.5T Modified and 10.5T to 21.5T Stock variants with each featuring a specific setup to ensure maximum drivability and feel.